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Michael T. Roper - Interpersonal Dilemma

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Michael T. Roper - Interpersonal Dilemma


Published February 3, 2012


Michael T. Roper's "Interpersonal Dilemma" consists in 9 pieces of deep electronic music where melancholic arrangements and calm melodies surround IDM constructions, Glitch, Breaks and deconstructed Beats and clicks.

Those sophisticated rhythmics and soulful atmospheres asked Michael hours and hours of hard work in front of his programming tools. The result is incredibely rich and definitely requests headphones listening to catch every variations and nuances of the tracks.

Due to technical reasons we are unable to provide high bitrate (320 kbps) tracks for this new release. We apologize for that. But the whole album is so enchanting that I thought it deserves to be released anyway. So I sincerely hope you won't blame us for the low bitrate and enjoy this really well produced music. Thanks for your interest!


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More free hard electronic music releases on http://chaserecords.free.fr

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Reviews

Reviewer: johnsmith82 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 8, 2015
Subject: piddling on MTR?
In the eyes of many, michael had been at the forefront of some of the most cutting-edge experimental and live electronic music to come out of the scene in his area, A lot of maturity is shown by someone who makes music like this, even more by his graceful retort. Why don't you try focussing on your own healing and/or musicmaking before piddling all over this album with this inessential rubbish? No wonder he got so pissed off. You know nothing about Michael and just between you and me, I have listened to some of YOUR music, and to me it spoke nothing short of volumes of insipid, tryhard rubbish. go fuck yourself
Reviewer: Ninja Gaijin - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2014
Subject: Low quality bitrate is a letdown
I posted this before I read the issues surrounding the 128 CBR.. while I can listen to 128's I really feel quite bad I ever mix them :)

Nice release, a bit sad for the 128 though :)

A lesson for all producer to export lossless copies of their tunes often!! At least make flac backups.. has CRC error checking ..

Again big props to Mr Roper and Chase :) (4/5 stars awarded)

EDIT: 01st May 2012 ----- READ BELOW -----

Upon reading this months old review, Michael T Roper replied to me via facebook with the following comments:

"Miguel Rupiero
1 May 15:58
dude whats this crap you wrote on archive . org about my 'interpersonal dilemma' release?
yes the good quality lossless files are easier to have when you make sure you backup often blablablabla. Easier still when you have a sane bone in your body....
I'd love you to come down to geelong and tell me what i should and shouldnt do 'right' or 'wrong' to my face, i might just put you in hospital...
-Michael"

To my reply:
"Lol dude take a fuckin chill pill. I'm just saying your music is great and I would be playing it in mixes and over club systems, but alas I cannot due to the poor bitrate. 128 is ok for personal listening aka bandcamp preview streams etc. But for club system no way. So I was actually very sad I can't play your tasty music in my own output of mixes etc. As for Chase, I love everything on there and have been friends with the owner for a long time. I also believe there's no time in our lives for bullshit. I say it like I see it. Don't physically threaten me on FB, it's actually a recorded threat. I don't have time for hate, but enjoy it yourself!"

His reply:

"Michael Thomas

go and get raped by your mummy lawyer's friends.

hurts donit."

Clearly this guy is a little unhinged, I don't even have a mother. So, while my original review states 4/5 stars, I have to note here my review is now 1/5 or 0/5 stars considering the personal threats I received, in relation to just reviewing this album. It's not that bad a review I thought either.

So yeah, download this at your own peril, the guy might be crazy enough to stalk you if you post a review he doesn't like.

0/5 stars

edit: thanks for the reply man, my grandmother and cat were busy dying around the time you replied so no time to notice replies. Thanks for that dude. I didn't mean to offend was just commenting on quality and yes I do know how easy it is to lose wav files especially for old stuff.

As for 'mommy's lawyers' she didn't have any, she died in 2010 from lung & brain cancer. So I don't know what you are talking about. As for appearing condescending, I honestly didn't mean this. You should take it as a compliment when people start hassling you for higher quality of releases for recorded mixes, live sets etc.. it means they like your music! I just have issues mixing 128 CBRs, I will however if it is the only available format. But it really does make itself known when messing with gain/pitch compared with lossless, you pitch/gain compression artifacts a lot more.

Anyway thanks for the clarification. Please be aware I have been sick with life-threatening medical conditions and been watching my three closest family members dying from 2010-2012. So I really didn't have time/want to discuss your interpretation of my review further.
Reviewer: MiguelRupiero - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 16, 2012
Subject: blahblah
At the time you wrote this review, I was dealing with a great deal of shit and your well-intentioned comment/review about 'the lesson' came across as condescending and disrespectful. Why wouldn't it have? Somewhere over the years I lost track of the original wave files out of my own choice to withhold sharing it with the public for so long. An innocent mistake which I had no control over and which i regret.

In the past I have lost quite a lot of music i slaved and labored over for an EXTREME amount of time, due to things beyond my control ie bouts of madness; not checking backup cds straight after burning to check if it was a shitty burn/defective cd etc..

I know more than anyone how disappointing it is to lose a piece of music or anything you loved dearly or worked very hard to make. Not quite conscious of what nerves and buttons were being pushed by your comments/review, weary and war-torn from dealing with too much crap, I snapped/lashed-out at you and I am sorry. It prompted an immediate knee-jerk reaction for this beaten up old battler. I hope you can see underneath the asshole that I sometimes have become to protect myself due to the amount of hard times I have seen in my life recently. I do, and I consider myself to not actually be such a bad guy.

Listen to this music closely, (even if its shitty 128 kbps) and you will be able to *feel* and resonate with that, and who I really am deep down and who we *all* really are deep down inside. And I truly believe that making music with feeling can really open and free up those blockages. Its testament to a man wiser than I who once said " Neural networks are formed when we allow ourselves to feel"

Anyway, I will finish this up by saying that since making a large effort to apologize for my abusive comments and rectify the matter with you in private, you have not responded. So hugs and warm embraces to you, my brother. I hope that your effort to try and make me look foolish and punish me by posting our private conversations online like this, will bring you some pleasure!

-Michael
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